Excerpt Of “Other People’s Houses” By Abbi Waxman @BerkleyPub @Penguinrandom
A Little About OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES:
It all started with a forgotten roll of toilet paper…
For Frances Bloom, driver-in-residence of her local carpool crew, school dropoff is a chaotic yet predictable affair. Until one of Frances’s steely-eyed kindergarten charges sends her to retrieve forgotten school supplies in the form of toilet paper rolls. That’s when Frances stumbles on her friend Anne Porter—perfect, impenetrable Anne—having a 9 am quickie with a younger man who is definitely not her husband.
The affair exposes, to comedic effect, dormant insecurities, neuroses, and strife in the neighborhood. As the carpool line-up unravels one gossip session at a time, the novel alternates between the perspectives of the four families involved. Waxman, a former ad copywriter, wields pitch-perfect dialogue, capturing how the chaotic aftermath of the affair plays out across the block behind closed doors, in scenarios alternately tender and preposterous.
Out on April 3rd, 2018 Pre-order Link below.